Laura S. Dominici MD


Thinking About Bilateral Mastectomy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

For years, studies have shown that for early-stage breast cancer, women who have breast-conserving surgery ( lumpectomy ) followed by radiation treatments live just as long as women who have mastectomy . This was good news for women who wanted to avoid having their whole breast removed. In recent years, a growing number…

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

A sentinel lymph node biopsy is a surgery that takes out lymph node tissue to look for cancer. A sentinel node biopsy is used to see if a known cancer has spread from the original cancer site. A sentinel node biopsy may be done instead of a more extensive surgery called lymph node dissection. But if cancer is found in…

Biopsia abierta del seno

En una biopsia abierta de seno, su médico realiza un pequeño corte en la piel y en el tejido mamarios para extraer una muestra de tejido. La muestra se examina bajo un microscopio.

Breast Cancer: Lymph Node Surgery for Staging Cancer

Whether you have a mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) for breast cancer, your doctors need to know whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. Lymph node involvement increases the likelihood that cancer cells have spread through the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Women with some forms of…